As luck would have it, the Europa League draw paired his new club with Liverpool.
"I cannot wait to go back and play at Anfield Road," he told Radio Marte.
"The first thing that popped into my head when I heard the news was that I'm returning to Anfield Road. The second was that I can finally show the Liverpool fans who Dossena really is.
"I feel the pressure of this appointment and it means a lot to me to play in that stadium. There's no desire for revenge or feelings of rancour. I just want to put in a great performance."